The Buxton Inn is located in Granville, Ohio and is one of the most haunted spots in the state. It seems that the ghost of its former owners never left and still linger to this day.
The Buxton Inn was built in 1812 and served as a post office and stagecoach stop when it was owned by Major Buxton. His picture still hangs in the lobby of the inn today.
Many guests have reported seeing the shadowy figure of Major Buxton lurking in various parts of the house. Some staff members have seen him sitting in a chair near the fireplace in the dining room. Visitors who were warming their hands by the fire said they saw a ghostly disembodied set of hands appear right next to theirs.
A woman named Ethel “Bonnie” Bounell operated the inn from 1934 to 1960. Her favorite color was blue, and she died in room #9. Her ghost has been seen in various parts of the inn dressed all in blue. She is said to haunt rooms #7 and #9.
Several workmen were hired to renovate the building. While working, they encountered the ghostly figure of a woman in blue floating past the doorway. The men ran out of the building as fast as they could and refused to return to work.
A 10 year old boy was visiting the Buxton Inn with his parents when he was shocked to see a ghostly blue figure walking through a closed door. The boy had no idea that the Inn was haunted and was totally freaked out by the experience.
The basement where the drivers ate and slept is also an area of paranormal activity. Staff have reported feeling something in the room with them after hours. They have also heard footsteps above when the inn was empty. Knocks have been heard on the front door that when opened by the staff reveals no one there. Once the front door was heard to open of its own violation and then close. Heavy foot steps ascended the stairs, then came back down. Once again the front door opened and closed by itself.
A ghostly cat has been felt by a guest staying in room #9. This is perhaps the gray cat that graces the sign at the front of the inn.